ERIC Number: EJ574109
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Language Competence and Joint Attention in Mother-Toddler Dyads.
Saxon, Terrill F.; Reilly, John T.
Early Child Development and Care, v142 p33-42 Mar 1998
Investigated the relationship between language competence, joint attention, and interaction between mothers and toddlers that fosters joint attention. Found no correlation between joint attention and concurrent language, yet joint attention was related to toddler age when correlated with language. Suggested that nonostensive settings need further exploration, as infants use fairly sophisticated, subtle reference cues to learn language within them. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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